Jets v Heart Starting XI

The Newcastle Jets play Melbourne Heart this afternoon at AAMI Park for Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League.


The Newcastle Jets play Melbourne Heart this afternoon at AAMI Park for Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League.

Coach Gary van Egmond has made just one change to his starting XI, bringing in Ali Abbas for the injured Ruben Zadkovich.

There are a number of changes to his bench; with Tiago Calvano making a return from a hamstring injury, Ben Kantarovski returning from a calf injury and Jack Duncan replacing the injured Matthew Nash.

This is the fifth time the two teams have met, with the Jets winning on two occasions, the Heart one and a draw on the other occasion. The Jets won their most recent encounter in Round 1 this year at Ausgrid Stadium.

Newcastle Jets starting XI: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Taylor Regan, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 7. Kasey Wehrman, 8. Jeremy Brockie, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 13. Sung-Hwan Byun, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 24. Francis Jeffers.

Bench: 5. Tiago Calvano, 6. Ben Kantarovski, 14. Labinot Haliti, 30. Jack Duncan (gk).

Melbourne Heart starting XI: 1.Clint Bolton (gk), 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 5.Fred (c), 6.Matt Thompson, 9.Maycon, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 11.Alex Terra, 16.Aziz Behich, 17.Jason Hoffman, 23. Mate Dugandzic.

Bench: 13.Jonatan Germano, 19.Eli Babalj, 25.Adrian Madaschi, 30. Sebastian Mattei (gk).

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